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Criminal Justice: Reference Resources

Pathfinder for doing research in Criminal Justice.

Background Information (a select list)

Specialized encyclopedias in Carlson Library’s Reference Section are often the best place to start your research as they provide relatively short overviews on specific topics. Having a 3 or 4 page overview will provide you with keyword terms to use when searching for articles and books. Background information on a topic will also help you structure your thoughts and, when necessary, narrow a topic.